Planning a wedding is hard work – there’s just so much to think about! In the past, it has been customary to organise everything for your upcoming nuptials in a wedding planning book, but that could regularly cause issues when things needed to be rearranged, removed or edited.
Now, don’t reach for the pencil. We’ve got a much easier way to keep everything organised and exactly where you need it – wedding planning apps. We’ve collected several different ones to help you plan and prepare for every aspect of your big day and cover everything you’d ever need.
Hailed by The Telegraph as “the highest rated wedding app in the world”, BrideBook operates as a central wedding planner that you can use to:
- Set up wedding checklists, which can be personalised with your exact timelines and tasks.
- Plan your guest list.
- Keep track of your budget.
- Search for the perfect wedding venue and suppliers for your big day.
And the services don’t stop there! You can also use BrideBook to create a wedding countdown and gain insightful wedding advice from their experts.
You can simply download it from the App Store or Play Store, and it’s completely free.
Top Table Planner
This one isn’t technically an app but, if you’ve been pouring over the seating plan for so long that you’re no longer sure who’s sitting at each table, Top Table Planner could be the perfect solution.
With fully customisable table shapes and layouts, you’ll be able to figure out exactly who is sitting where and move guests around with no issue if you’re seating arrangements change or your guest list numbers fluctuate.
One of the most important parts of planning a wedding, beyond the essentials like the bride and groom and venue, is the colour scheme for the day. Most weddings have a colour scheme which inspires all aspects of the event, from the venue to the bridesmaid’s dresses. If you’re struggling to figure out your own colour scheme, why not take a look at Pantone Studio.
While technically a paint-choosing app, Pantone Studio is set up to help you create palettes for your home but can easily be applied to creating that perfect wedding colour scheme.
Download it on either the App Store or the Play Store for free, which gives you access to a selection of colours, or purchase a monthly subscription and get full access to more than 10,000 colours.
If you’re struggling to come up with ideas for table decorations, or aren’t sure what style of bouquet you’d like, Pinterest is a great place to turn, since it can offer you a vast number of options and allow you to pin together all the ones you like.
What this fantastic app can do is provide a way to narrow down the vast expanse of options available – by pinning one dress and not another, a bride is coming one step closer to their vision for their big day and narrowing down exactly what they’d like the day to be like.
Once you’ve pinned everything you’d like for your wedding on Pinterest, Etsy is the next best place to turn for any unique items that you’d like to source for your wedding day. From personalised veils and floral crowns, to gothic broaches and custom table centres, you can find everything you could possibly want for your big day, and they’ll all be handmade.
While you can organise a photographer for your wedding and put disposable cameras on your tables, there will always be pictures that you won’t see of your wedding day. But, what if there was a way you could?
WedBox is a great app to combine all the photos that your guests have taken on their phones and a way to share the snaps with everyone else who attended, and also those who maybe couldn’t. Simply have everyone connect to the WedBox App (downloadable on the App store and Google Play Store) and upload their pictures. Then you can simply download them and share them wherever you wish.
Not looking forward to the idea of sending out all your invites in the post and managing the RSVPs? This is where the app, Appy Couple, can lend a hand. You can use this free app to not only create invitations for your special day, but also send them out digitally to all your guests, and monitor your RSVPs, all in one easy to access place!
Many couples have lived together before getting married, so there’s not always so much need for a wedding registry filled with home appliances, crockery and cutlery. If you know that people will still want to buy things, but don’t want to put together a list of items that you just don’t need, why not consider Honeyfund?
Honeyfund helps you receive donations from friends and family that will go towards activities and events on your honeymoon, such as spa treatments or fancy meals out, or even ask for money to go towards a new house or a charity that’s dear to your hearts.
A wedding, as joyful as it will be on the day, can be a stressful event to organise. For that reason, our final app recommendation isn’t one to help you plan or organise or manage your wedding day, but one to help you take time and relax away from all the stress.
Headspace is a fantastic app that focuses on providing guided meditation exercises and prompts to help you find mindfulness and focus on what’s really important.
Weddings at The Brewery
If you’re looking for a wedding venue in the heart of London, look no further than The Brewery. With six gorgeous venue spaces, well suited for customisation and any number of guests, we can help host your wedding day with style. Not to mention, we have a fantastic wedding planner, Milena Gorska, who can help out with all the details of your big day.